Katy Perry's trouble in the studio
Katy Perry is having a "really hard time" writing sexy songs.
The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker admits she is taking her time in the studio because she likes to write about her own experiences or give her own perspective on a situation she sees.
She said: "Last night I was in the studio and I'm just deep in the writing process. For me, it takes a bit of time to [to write] because I have to have those experiences and then write about them. Or I have to digest whatever I'm seeing or perceiving and recycle it and kind of give my perspective on it.
"You know it's funny, I think I have a really hard time writing super sexy songs. The other day I was like, 'I'm going to write a song about sex!' I did it, and I think it's really great, because I still have sex and I like to write about all my life experiences! But I think I was put on this earth to life people up and elevate people and do that through my messages, quite frankly."
The 31-year-old singer also revealed she is working with "unexpected writers and producers".
Speaking on 'Elvis Duran and the Morning Show', she added: "I'm working with a lot of unexpected writers and producers and maybe people that you wouldn't expect to pair me with. That's bringing out a lot of different things sonically, but that's kind of always been my vibe.
"Even when I was working with some of the regular producers, I'd always push them to play me a beat that was reserved for Three 6 Mafia or ... something left of centre and I'd be like, 'No, no, no I know exactly how to write a lyric over that!'"